Tim Hoff is a PhD Candidate at University of Hamburg with a research focus on “Liberal Arts in Europe”. He is analysing the emergence of “Liberal Arts and Sciences“ (B.A./B.Sc.) programmes of study from the viewpoint of educational sciences. This way, Tim is combining his interest in innovative approaches to curriculum design and teaching as well as in a contemporary understanding of the purpose of (undergraduate) higher education. Housed in the Department of General, Intercultural and International Comparative Education at University of Hamburg, Tim sees his PhD research at the intersection of educational theory and higher education research.
Tim obtained his B.A. in Social Work at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and his M.A. in Educational Sciences at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. During his studies, he spent one semester in Santiago de Chile, as well as two months in Brussels, working with NGOs that support human rights. Before he started his PhD, Tim worked for two years as Academic Assistant in the Liberal Arts programme “Studium Individuale” at Leuphana University of Lüneburg.
Tim is a scholarship holder of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Academic Foundation and board member of the early career researchers network of the German Society for Research in Higher Education (HoFoNa at GfHf).